Sep 30, 2012 9:30am EDT
point? people see this as a referendum on t u.s. economy? how did they see the campaign? >> it is a d difference in lanon anand the arab worldld. y of looooking at it dferently for the election. they are very interested. theyey follow every candididate. whatat you will say abo the foreign policicy. thisis isery important. we k know for the american p people, the voters, the main isss the e economy. and d we remember the famous rase from bill clinton -- it isis the ecoconomy, stupid. [lauaughter] so, fofor us, what is important for us is the foreign policy. because the relation between the united states and ththe ararab world, the m main issue, the conflict b between israel and the palestinians.. they wouldovee to know the future of the relation between the united states and the arab world. >> pritchett -- president o oba decided to skip the bilateral meetings that he usually holds. he went on "the view" which is a domemestic talk-ow and campaign stops t did not meet with any foforeign leaders during the general assembly. how was that ken overseas, or at least the lebanese perspective?